ST. HELIER, Jersey--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR) today announced that Martin J. Madden, a longtime leader in the medical device industry, was elected to its Boards of Directors during Novocure’s 2017 annual general meeting of shareholders. In addition, Mr. Madden has been appointed to Novocure’s Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Martin to our board,” said Bill Doyle, Novocure’s Executive Chairman. “Martin’s extensive experience as a leader of medical device development and commercialization will be invaluable as we continue to execute our mission to bring a profoundly different cancer treatment to patients.”
Mr. Madden recently retired after a 30-year career in medical device innovation at Johnson & Johnson. He most recently served as Vice President, Research and Development DePuy-Synthes and Vice President Medical Device R&D Transformation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Madden was a medical device engineer and innovator, and a leader of cross-functional teams charged with incubating, developing, and launching new products. Mr. Madden holds an MBA from Columbia University, a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton.
Mr. Madden is also a member of the Board of Directors for Microbot Medical Inc., a medical device company specializing in micro-robotic medical technologies.
Novocure is an oncology company developing a profoundly different cancer treatment utilizing a proprietary therapy called TTFields, the use of electric fields tuned to specific frequencies to disrupt solid tumor cancer cell division. Novocure’s commercialized product, Optune, is approved for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma. Novocure has ongoing or completed clinical trials investigating TTFields in brain metastases, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
Headquartered in Jersey, Novocure has U.S. operations in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Malvern, Pennsylvania, and New York City. Additionally, the company has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Japan, and a research center in Israel. For additional information about the company, please visit www.novocure.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/novocure.
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